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    April 05, 2002

    All for One, and One for All: Creation of a UC-wide Postdoc Association

    The Council of Postdoctoral Scholars has made great strides within a very short period of time. We provide a needed conduit between UC administration, faculty, and postdocs.

    August 09, 2002

    Making the Most of Opportunities

    "Being at a predominately white university, I often times find myself as one of the only minorities in a large classroom setting."

    December 14, 2001

    Doctoral Education in France

    December 01, 2000

    Welcome To My Nightmare

    September 24, 2004

    Bringing It All Together

    "This is a project that is finally allowing me to relate all I have learned before: electronics, a bit of image processing, a touch of elementary mechanics, and some programming."

    March 10, 2006

    Minority Admissions: Countering Cultural Blocks

    Jennifer Zimbroff (pictured above) wanted to understand why qualified high school students, especially minority students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, fail to take advantage of the college opportunities that are available to them.

    December 23, 2005

    Evolution: Getting in on the Action

    These days the study of evolution is highly technical, requiring the techniques of molecular biology and the skills of sophisticated mathematical modelers.

    November 10, 2000

    How to Form a Postdoc Association

    December 17, 2004

    Lost in Space, but Still on Track

    "It is important that the maximum feedback or spinoff is obtained in case of the failure of a mission," says Dr. Mark Sims, Beagle 2 mission manager.

    October 18, 2002

    Next Wave Case Study Review

    "It is unfortunate that 'secrecy' is becoming more prevalent these days and discouraging the free exchange of information, which is the lifeblood of science."

    August 15, 2003

    Networking, Part 1: Making the Most of Your Contacts

    Even though there aren't a lot of advertised positions in your city right now, there are still jobs that are being filled. Writers call this the "hidden job market" and you'll need to be in the networking pipeline to reach these.

    November 10, 2000

    Targeting Postdoc Career Needs: *Index*

    September 05, 2003

    Fund Your Exchange Between the United Kingdom and Japan

    So do you feel up to the challenge? Next Wave surveys the UK-Japan funding scene.

    July 23, 2004

    Chapter 29: Communication, Part 3--Shining the Light on Ourselves

    My haggard "I'm tired, overworked, and just want to be quiet right now" look has, I've learned recently, been misinterpreted as a "get the heck away from me, I'm angry" look. I hadn't the slightest idea.

    February 11, 2005

    Perimeter's Quantum Mechanic

    "What makes him special is his ability to judge which problems are the best to work on. Perhaps the most important skill for a researcher is being able to identify which problems you have a good chance of solving and which solutions would be most important." – John Preskill

    April 28, 2000

    Nuesslein Lab 1 Floorplan

    April 06, 2001

    Careers in Marine Sciences: Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.

    October 18, 2002

    Moving Into the Tech Transfer World

    "Persons with working knowledge of both research and business have a role in facilitating interactions among faculty, investors, and strategic and business consultants."

    January 14, 2000

    Careers for Young Scientists in Research Management and Administration